By Brad Simm
Luzia: A Waking Dream of Mexico is Cirque de Soleil’s 38th wonder production that brings the intriguing world of Latin sight and sound to Calgary. In Spanish “luz” means light, and rain is “lluvia.” Together the “light quenches the spirit and rain soothes the soul” as this vivid, surreal landscape travels from the sundrenched desert to rolling ocean waves to smoky dancehalls and the glamour of romantic movie sets.
When Cirque sets up shop they do it in a big way, their big top “Grand Chapiteau” tent towers six stories high and holds 2,600 attendees under its arches.
Soaked in the sound of flamenco guitar and lively Latino rhythms bursting with brass horns, Luzia promises a dazzling display of exotic costumes that transcends cliché and embraces the modern imagination. Cirque de Soleil’s spectacular scenes overflowing with motion, flight and dance never fails to astonish.
Stampede Park / August 16 – September 20 / Tix: $49-$284Cirque du Soleil